CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant, has reached our drinking water.
According to measurements taken by the EPA on March 28th, there were elevated levels of radioactive Iodine-131.
It was the second highest reading in the country.
Three picocuries per liter of water is allowed in drinking water.
Chattanooga's level was 1.6 (one-point-six).
The radiation can cause thyroid cancer, but officials say the levels are not high enough to be dangerous.
Firefighters in Whitfield County are battling an apartment fire on Park Canyon Drive.
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
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